What about those recent hurricanes and floods in Austin? Authorities gave us ample warnings. There were graphs, charts, maps, lists and answers to frequently asked questions to help Austinites prepare.
The hurricane came at the end of the month. For many, it was at the end of their paycheck. Some felt the stress on their physical body, emotional body, mental body and finances.
Create a better relationship with your finances
She is happy for the opportunity to help you create a better relationship with your finances. Megan offers Financial Flow Workshop at Sanctuary Yoga. The workshops offer an interactive group experience. With mindfulness techniques, participants learn how to live a healthier lifestyle and improve their financial health. During the workshops, the topics unfold to include the needs of the attendees. Topics may include:
The conversations you have with money.
Your relationship with money.
Your questions and feedback about the financial industry.
A Marriage of Techniques
Megan teaches different types of yoga at Sanctuary Yoga. The different techniques help students in their journey. The goal is a place where they are in the present moment. These include Hatha Flow Yoga. Also, mindfulness techniques paired with meditation. The meditation could be seated and/or walking meditation, silent and guided meditation.
To get students started for the day, Megan teaches the faster-paced Morning Flow Yoga. The upbeat music and faster movements will get your blood flowing. You will feel increased energy.
Creating New Habits
In this section, Megan explains why she teaches to create new habits.
“One of my favorite teachers here in Austin, Texas is Shawn Kent. He has shared this idea with me and I love to share it in my classes. And that is that we are a conditioned bundle of energy.
A conditioned bundle of habit energy. And, we have the right to choose.
So we are a conditioned bundle of habit energy with a choice. And, the choice is our responsibility.
Responsibility is actually the ability to respond to our circumstances. To our situations. And so even though we are a conditioned bundle of habit energy, we are able to change that by mindfulness techniques, by meditation and just choosing to interrupt the story that we normally live.”
MEGAN’S TIP for CENTERING Into the Body
“During yoga, there is no reason to have your mind all over the place.
When your mind is floating out in space, focus on your hands to pull you into the present moment. This helps by centering you back into the body.”
- Bring your hand into prayer
- Set your gaze just right out in front of the tip of your nose
- Reach your hands up high and follow your hands with your gaze
- Draw your hands back down the center line following the hands with your gaze
yoga students discover Austin’s Yoga Scene
Sentha is from New York. She chose to attend Megan’s midday Yoga and Meditation class. Sentha wanted to check out the yoga scene. She also wanted to help her friend Blanca discover yoga. She felt that yoga is one thing to do to survive in a big city like Austin. This was Blanca’s first yoga class.
“The name itself.”“The beautiful space.”“The fact that it was a nonprofit.”